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In a legal job, you’ll argue on behalf of people, companies or governments when disagreements arise over the law.

Legal work involves researching and analyzing legal issues and then explaining the law to your clients. When clients decide to act, you’ll deliver their arguments in court or by writing letters to the disagreeing parties.

In a small law office, an attorney’s job might include criminal and civil cases. In a large firm, lawyers tend to focus on a specialty area of criminal or civil law, such as immigration law or personal-injury cases. Other attorney careers are in the public sector where jobs include working as a criminal or civil prosecutor, an investigator or a regulator.

In a paralegal job or legal assistant job, you’ll help attorneys by doing investigations, research and administrative tasks.

Legal Job Market

Legal job opportunities are expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is about the same as the average for all jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Demand for attorneys might fall because companies are using large accounting firms or paralegals to do the jobs attorneys used to do.

Legal jobs in the public sector are influenced by local, state and federal budgets. When those are cut, public legal jobs can decline. In addition, law schools are producing more lawyers than needed for the current number of legal job openings, so some recent graduates are having a hard time finding full-time legal employment.

Paralegal jobs will grow 18 percent, about as fast as other occupations between 2010 and 2020, the BLS says. Because paralegal salaries are lower than attorney salaries, law firms and corporations push to have paralegals do as much of the work as possible. However, when the workload drops, law firms want attorneys working on cases so they can bill clients, a practice that decreases demand for paralegals.

Legal Salaries

The median lawyer salary was $113,310 in 2011, the BLS says. The median salary for paralegals was $46,730 in 2011.

Those earning the most during their legal careers are usually partners, work at large firms or work in high-cost cities. Lawyers who own their own practices usually make less than partners, the BLS says.

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LEGAL SECRETARY Tucker Arensberg's Harrisburg / Lemoyne office is seeking a full time Legal Secretary. Candidates must have min. 3-5 years legal secretarial experience. We seek strong computer skills working in Word and Excel. We offer a competitive salary and congenial work environment. Benefits include: health, dental, vision, life, LTD, 401k, free parking, tuition assistance and much more. E-Ma...
Legal Secretary Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE) is hiring! If you are interested in this position, submit your resume and cover letter with the position title in the in subject line to *****. Summary of Responsibilities The Legal Secretaryprovides administrative and regulatory support to the Legal Department. Assists with legal document preparation and filing. Assists with...
Immediate opening for a paralegal / legal assistant at an established Daytona Beach law firm. Practice areas include personal injury and criminal defense. Experience is preferred, but not required. Please submit your resume for consideration....
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA, 90068
Multi-faceted entertainment company of an international celebrity has an immediate opening for a Business & Legal Affairs Manager Reporting to the President, you will be responsible for supervising all business and legal affairs projects and negotiations and managing all outside counsel activities. Job duties include but are not limited to: • Handle the day-to-day business affairs issues for music...
Company Confidential Smithtown, NY, 11787
Suffolk County- New York : Title & Settlement Co. / Law Firm is looking for experienced "Title Personnel, Title Review,Document Preparation and Title Curative Team Members". Reading and Clearance experience a Plus, knowledge and understanding of reviewing a title commitment as well as preparing legal documentation is essential to position. Working with a team to meet deadlines is vital. Benefits a...
Company Confidential Manhattan, NY
We are working with a boutique business litigation firm in Midtown East seeking a litigation paralegal with trial and complex litigation experience. You must have the following experience to be considered: 3-8 years experience working on complex litigation Stable employment history Experience with electronic litigation databases (Summation, Concordance, Relativity, etc.) Trial experience Cite chec...
Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC is a rapidly expanding “AV” rated law firm with offices in Livonia, Ann Arbor & Carmel, IN, and seeks a trial attorney for our Livonia office. Applicant should possess 2+ years of experience in medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, and/or insurance defense work. They must also possess excellent research skills, verbal/written communication ski...
Merrill is currently seeking experienced Copy and Scan Operator. Position is responsible for: * Photocopying and scanning legal documents * Printing documents needed by attorneys and paralegals for trials * Burning CDs * Processing and sorting mail * Conference Room set up * Other general office service responsibilities Ideal candidates will have: 2 - 5 years of office services experience (previou...
Position yourself at the forefront of the education revolution. • Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students and their families? • Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and responsibility from the day you begin a new job? • Are you looking for a role where the demands are high but so is the job satisfaction? If you answered Yes!...
The Compliance Coordinator will undertake and discharge assigned activities to support and maintain PinnacleHealth’s system-wide compliance initiatives, policies and procedures, including specific administrative duties as assigned by the Chief Compliance Officer. Job Requirements: College graduate with legal, healthcare or business background Five (5) to seven (7) years relevant experience as para...
The Compliance department works with home office staff and advisors to interpret and apply state, federal, and other rules and regulations governing the securities industry. As a compliance administrator to the Surveillance team, your responsibilities would include: Providing ongoing administrative support to the Surveillance team Processing high-volume data entry items Preparing and maintaining C...
Foley, Baron Metzger & Juip, PLLC, an "AV" rated law firm with offices in Livonia, Ann Arbor & Carmel, IN, is interviewing candidates to fill an immediate opening for a Legal Secretary / Receptionist position for its Livonia, MI office. Qualified candidates should have 2-5 years experience in a law firm and possess good computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Products. Excellent commun...
Company Confidential Hartford, CT, 06103
Hartford litigation law firm is looking for a Legal Secretary. Five years of litigation expereince is required. Excellent communication skills and experience working in a busy law firm setting required. The candidate needs to be very organized and detail orientated. Excellent technology skills also required. This is a full-time position. We offer an excellent salary and benefit package. Please ema...
Our client, a financial institution with an office in Wilmington, DE, seeks an experienced Trust and Estate attorney for a 3-6 month project that will involve reviewing trust and estate documents. The project will require some on site presence but may allow for some remote work as well. The client will consider bringing on the successful candidate in either a full time or part time basis for the p...
We have been engaged by our client, a growing and entrepreneurial company headquartered in Philadelphia, to help find an experience paralegal to join their new legal department. The paralegal will work directly and closely with the General Counsel and will have substantial responsibility in a variety of different areas. This is a generalist position that will touch on general corporate, Intellectu...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38117
Mid-size company is looking for a bankruptcy legal assistant/paralegal to join our team. The right candidate will need to have 1-3 years minimum bankruptcy experience, be proficient in MS Office, have attention to detail, typing accuracy, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. We offer health and dental insurance, life insurance, short/long term disability and 401K options. In...
Foulston Siefkin LLP is looking for an Office Services Assistant to perform courier duties, office tasks, and reception duties in our Wichita office. Hours are M-F 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and some Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license, transportation, and general knowledge of the Wichita area. Other requirements include excellent organizational skills, professional...
Job Title: Contract Closeout Specialist FLSA: Exempt Summary: Under supervision, conducts contract closeout documentation and coordination, along with administrative support relevant to the position. Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Researches, reviews and prepares documentation leveraging IFCAP financial system. • Processes and prepares reports requested from Management and Senior Staff. •...
Corporate Paralegal located in Miami needed ASAP $75,000 They will be working for 3 Attorneys Corporate Transactional Litigation Word Please send Resume in a word document ASAP to learn more about this opportunity....
Are you looking for a great opportunity with an industry leader in Oil & Gas? This opportunity provides great work/life balance, competitive pay and excellent benefits. Apply for the Global Vendor Contracts Lead opening today! This position would be responsible for managing the global process for vendor contracts. Someone in this role will coordinate the company strategy for indemnification and co...
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